If you’ve worked at senior level, you’re likely to have built a good network and spent a fair amount of time and effort on maintaining contacts and relationships. It’s these contacts that will help you to unlock valuable opportunities in unretirement.
However, networking as a senior person of a corporate or organisation is very different from the networking you need to do as an individual wanting work or roles for yourself.
Written by Victoria Tomlinson
Victoria Tomlinson is chief executive and founder of Next-Up. Next-Up supports employers with a range of services for directors, partners and employees to help them understand the impact of retirement on mental health and create a plan to use their skills and experience in new ways to ensure wellbeing. A key part of our role is to inspire people with ideas and contacts, beyond traditional expectations. A former director of EY, she is an international speaker on unretirement, personal branding and using LinkedIn strategically as well as on leadership and women on boards. She mentors chief executives and directors, start-up businesses and ex-offenders. Victoria is Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University and chaired an advisory board for University of Leeds.